[IAEP] IAEP Digest, Vol 14, Issue 58

Tomeu Vizoso tomeu at sugarlabs.org
Tue May 19 14:30:41 EDT 2009

2009/5/18 James Simmons <jim.simmons at walgreens.com>:
> Kathy,
> The free books aren't on a thumbdrive.  They're scattered all over the
> Internet.
> There are hundreds of thousands of free books that teachers could use if
> they knew how to find them.  One way to help them would be to put links
> to the best websites on the start page when you open Browse.  That would
> be good, but finding and downloading the books to the Journal is still a
> lot of work.  Read Etexts won't let you browse through every available
> free book, but it does let you browse and download 28,000 good ones.
> What I hope to accomplish is to demonstrate just how much free content
> there is.  Free ebooks can be used to justify using Sugar on a Stick or
> buying XO's all by itself, just like VisiCalc and Lotus 1-2-3 justified
> buying PC's and Apples for businesses.  In the long term all the other
> stuff that Sugar can do should be more valuable, but ebook reading is
> something that's easy to sell.

I think this an awesome idea and that this attitude of growing one
step at a time will lead Sugar to a consistent growth. I'm anxious to
hear how people use your software and which improvements are proposed.

I will love to help give your software to .uy for testing and feedback.



> James Simmons
> Kathy Pusztavari wrote:
>> James,
>> I'm curious.  Can't it be as simple as putting books on memory or a
>> thumbdrive and having a program find the books locally and let you pick from
>> that list?  Like MS Reader searching for .lit books or Peanut Reader
>> (whatever it is called today) searching for .pdb files and creating a
>> library list for you?
>> -Kathy
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